The special, one-of-a-kind Yamaha GYTR-equipped YZF-R1, featuring Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary red-and-white paint scheme and ridden in demonstration laps by Kenny Roberts at last month’s Red Bull United States Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, was sold to the highest bidder at Mecum’s Motorcycle Auction this past Thursday night in Monterey, Calif.
Jay Leno will be appearing in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 10. The star of The Jay Leno Show is no stranger to ‘Vegas – he did over 160 stand-up gigs last year. But this time, he’s proving that he’s really a ‘stand-up guy.’
Leno will be at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction and he’ll be helping the famed auctioneers get the highest bid for his customized Star VMAX motorcycle. The proceeds of the sale will go to Bailey’s Café, a community program that brings art education to some of New York’s toughest neighborhoods.